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Market Test Turns Up A Winner

Market Test Turns Up A Winner

Testing the general public’s reaction to avocado-based smoothies, mocktails and cocktails has turned up another winner for Blackbutt’s Avocado Festival.

Vandals Target Police Officer’s Car

Vandals Target Police Officer’s Car

Police are investigating an incident in which a vandal targeted an officer’s private vehicle.

Art Exhibition Wows Guests

Art Exhibition Wows Guests

Blackbutt Art Gallery holds just one formal exhibition a year … and the official opening attracted a good crowd on Friday night.

Roy Emerson Way Campaign Revived

Roy Emerson Way Campaign Revived

The South Burnett Regional Council will ask the Department Of Transport and Main Roads to rename a section of the D’Aguilar Highway “Roy Emerson Way”.

Festival Seeks Ultimate Smoothie

Festival Seeks Ultimate Smoothie

Blackbutt will be holding its second annual Community Expo on Saturday … and this year, there’ll be something new to try.

Blackbutt Gets Another Big Lift

Blackbutt Gets Another Big Lift

Blackbutt is looking a little shinier and tidier than it did on Wednesday thanks to a welcome helping hand from The Big Lift.

Skydivers To Drop In On Festival

Skydivers To Drop In On Festival

This year’s Blackbutt Avocado Festival will be raining cash … or more correctly, parachuting it in.

League Legend Remembered At Museum

League Legend Remembered At Museum

A rugby league all-star who grew up in Blackbutt will be remembered on Friday (July 12) at the Roy Emerson Museum in Blackbutt.

Three Officers At Blackbutt

Three Officers At Blackbutt

Blackbutt police station now has three permanent officers following the transfer of a new officer earlier this month.

Building Bridges In Blackbutt

Building Bridges In Blackbutt

Reconciliation Week  is all about sharing stories and experiences, which is exactly what dancer James Doyle did with candour and humour in Blackbutt on Saturday.

Show Draws Bumper Crowd

Show Draws Bumper Crowd

Age may be starting to take its toll on the Blackbutt Show Society’s members but public enthusiasm for the 85-year-old Blackbutt Show gives no sign of fading any time soon.

Big Lift Seeks Large Tasks

Big Lift Seeks Large Tasks

A group of 40 university students will be visiting Blackbutt in June to do 160 hours of volunteer work for the town’s community groups in a single morning.

Truck Driver Escapes Injury

Truck Driver Escapes Injury

A driver escaped injury when a loaded B-Double cattle truck overturned on the D’Aguilar Highway between Yarraman and Blackbutt on Wednesday morning.

Council Unpacks More Tourism

Council Unpacks More Tourism

South Burnett Unpacked 7 was more like South Burnett “soaked” in Blackbutt on Saturday morning but that didn’t stop volunteers from a dozen or so tourist places spruiking their delights.

Grand Final To Be A Local Derby

Grand Final To Be A Local Derby

Blackbutt will host Nanango in the Grand Final of the South Burnett B Grade cricket competition on Saturday after the Scorpions despatched Kumbia in the Preliminary Final last weekend

Volunteers Help To Clean Up

Volunteers Help To Clean Up

More than 20 volunteers turned up on Sunday for the Blackbutt-Benarkin Lions Club’s “Clean Up Australia Day” event.

Get Ready To Clean Up!

Get Ready To Clean Up!

Volunteers will be getting out in the South Burnett for Clean Up Australia Day

Gallery Adds To Trail Experience

Gallery Adds To Trail Experience

The Blackbutt Art Gallery will be celebrating its 17th birthday this year, and if the summer holiday season is anything to go by it should be a happy occasion.

Tribute To Aussie Tennis Legend

Tribute To Aussie Tennis Legend

Blackbutt’s favourite son, tennis great Roy Emerson, received a major award in the Australia Day Honours List on Saturday.

Blackbutt Throws Down $50,000 Challenge

Blackbutt Throws Down $50,000 Challenge

Blackbutt’s Aged Care Association needs to raise $50,000 in five months to make a $421,500 project a reality

Bail Granted After Blackbutt Stabbing

Bail Granted After Blackbutt Stabbing

A 30-year-old Blackbutt man charged with unlawful wounding after a stabbing incident in Blackbutt on Tuesday afternoon has been granted bail.

Man Questioned Over Alleged Stabbing

Man Questioned Over Alleged Stabbing

A Blackbutt man is being treated for stab wounds – and a 30-year-old man is being questioned by police – following an incident in Blackbutt on Tuesday afternoon

Drainage Upgrades Starting Soon

Drainage Upgrades Starting Soon

The South Burnett Regional Council will begin more major drainage upgrades in Blackbutt soon.

Reduced Rates For Blackbutt Hall

Reduced Rates For Blackbutt Hall

The Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Association will no longer have to pay full rates to manage Blackbutt’s Memorial Hall.

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